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Tiger Woods Heads to Augusta, Declares Himself a “Game-Time Decision” for 2022 Masters

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In his first public confirmation that he’s seriously considering playing in the 2022 Masters, Tiger Woods announced on Sunday he’s heading to Augusta in an attempt to play.

The official word from Woods is that he’s a “game-time decision,” but is going to Augusta National to continue his “preparation and practice.”

While this is the first we’ve officially heard from Woods, his attempt to ramp up for the tournament has been rumored all week. Videos have leaked of him playing his home course in Florida and it was revealed he traveled to Augusta to play a practice round with Justin Thomas and his son, Charlie.

We’ve not seen Woods in an actual tournament since he played with Charlie and the PNC Championship, where he was mostly able to ride in a cart throughout the event. Walking the course seems to be one of the remaining hurdles for Tiger to clear before he’s ready to return.

Woods hasn’t played in an official PGA TOUR event since the 2020 Masters when he finished T38. He shot a final-round 76 due mostly to taking a 10 on a par-3 hole.

While the golf world has prepared for Tiger’s potential return, so has the betting market. Sportsbooks opened odds on whether or not he’d take at least one shot, make the cut and win. Most of the action has come in on Woods playing, and he’s already shaping up to be the biggest liability for sportsbooks in the tournament.

Woods is +5000 to win at BetMGM.

If Woods decides not to play, outright bets would be refunded as long as he doesn’t take a single shot.

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